Ten Books On My Bookshelf I Want to Read in 2016

I’ve been slowly going through the bookshelves lately and sorting out books I’ve purchased but haven’t yet read.  The first one was on last year’s to-read list and somehow I didn’t get to it (You know the old saying– so many books, so little time)!  That’s the truth.  Hopefully, I’ll get to all on my list this year.

1.   Choose Love– by Stormie Omartian


Stormie Omartian is one of my favorite Christian authors.  I’ve read many of her books and they never disappoint.  She feels when you choose love, you will be transformed, and you will experience the greatest blessings of your life.  Who doesn’t want that?

2.   The Power of a Praying Woman– by Stormie Omartian


Stormie Omartian’s prayer books are books I go back to time and time again.  I feel I have a richer prayer life because of her.  I love her book, The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children.  It’s one I find myself referring back to again and again.  I absolutely love her prayers.

3.  Lord, I Want to Be Whole– by Stormie Omartian

Lord, I Want to Be Whole

In this book, Stormie outlines seven biblical steps to wholeness, based on the power of prayer and Scriptures to change your life.  Can’t wait to delve into this one.

4.  Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good- by Jan Karon


I can’t tell you how much I loved the entire Mitford series by Jan Karon.   They have been my feel-good novels and are such endearing stories that always warm my heart.  Love, them, love them, love them!  My son gave me this book for Christmas and I’m greatly looking forward to reading it.

5.  Come Rain or Come Shine– by Jan Karon

Come Rain or Come Shine

My other son gave me this latest Mitford novel for Christmas and I’ve been told it will not disappoint.  If you happen to be an Episcopalian, you will love the Mitford series all the more!

6.  Finding Peace– by Charles Stanley

Finding Peace

I’ve always wanted to read Charles Stanley.  This book is about dealing with fear, worry, and anxiety and finding the way to life-changing peace of mind which only comes from one source.  God.

7.  A Titanic Love Story– by June Hall McCash


This is a book about the life of a heroic couple, Ida and Isidor Straus, who perished in each other’s arms when The Titanic hit an iceberg and sank at sea.  My book club at church looked at reading this book several years ago but for some reason never did.  It’s been on my bookshelf for years and it’s time to read it.

8.  The Book Thief– by Markus Zusak


This book has been on my to-read list a while now.  I held off seeing the movie based off this novel because I always like to read the book first. I’ve read many reviews and blogs about this book and most are positive so I look forward to reading it.

9.  15 Verses to Pray for Your Husband– by Elizabeth George

15 Verses to Pray for your Husband_

Elizabeth George is another favorite Christian author.  I’ve read several of her books and participated in a couple of her bible studies.  I find myself returning to reread and reread her books.  They always contain a lot of useful and helpful information and are books that really need studying instead of just reading.  And my husband says he can certainly use all the prayers he can get!

10.  A Woman’s Walk With God: Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit– by Elizabeth George


I’ve been looking for a book to read on the Fruit of the Spirit and decided on this one since I love Elizabeth George’s books.  This book is an invitation for you to grow nearer to the Lord and enrich others through the spiritual fruit He bears in your life.  I like it that this book contains a study guide.

That’s my list.  What books would you like to read this year?

Gail ♥

About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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4 Responses to Ten Books On My Bookshelf I Want to Read in 2016

  1. Relax... says:

    I have one of these and I think I’d like a few more you mentioned, but I also culled some earlier from VocareMentor (dot) com who mentioned some of his favorite biographies.

    • Gail says:

      I checked out his list…. great list of biographies!! It seems the older I get the more I enjoy reading biographies. Not so much when I was a teen. Lately, as you can see, I’m into spiritual books and especially books to help me in my prayer life.

      • Relax... says:

        Yes, and those are good. One that I always return to (apart from the Gospels) is Thomas Merton’s “No Man Is An Island.” I don’t know what it is about it that I cannot retain, but it’s like Chinese food, insofar as it is delicious for as long as you sit with it, but then you’re hungry for another crab Rangoon or chicken finger in an hour (few days) or so!

      • Gail says:

        Well, I will have to check that one out! Thanks!!

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